Liberty Global are proud to have sponsored the STEAM Cup Challenge event in the Netherlands organized by IT Randsteden and

The STEAM Cup Challenge brought together over 400 young coders from the Netherlands who all showcased their ‘Smart City’ inventions in an online showcase. These young innovators shared clever ideas of how we can use technology to improve efficiency, safety, and the environment of the cities in which we live.

The event this year moved to an online format due the the social distancing guidelines in place. Both the judging of the presentations and the announcement of the winners were all done online.

Our Future Makers Award went to Team Octo from Picasso Lyceum in Zoetermeer.  Their winning idea utilized living green walls and roofs on buildings as a way to collect and reuse rain water. This Smart City solution takes into account all aspects of climate change and the effects on water.

The award was announced by Liberty Global’s Managing Director of Product, Mark Giesbers.

The Future Makers Awards encourages young people to take an active role in their communities by challenging them to use their digital skills to come up with tech-based solutions that answer society’s pressing issues.